Kaspersky is not updating

The current week starts from the previous Friday, when the last weekly update was released. You should download if you update your antivirus databases at least once a week.

Complete update - contains all the updates and modifications released at the time of the previous week's update.

So i've just built a new computer and have installed kaspersky internet security, but when i try to do a database update it goes to 2% complete and doesn't go any further. Kaspersky is nowadays the best internet security software on the market. Even then, reality is Norton is just as good if not any superior to Kaspersky and quite honestly I would blindly trust Norton Security, Mc Afee, Trend Micro, F-Secure kind of more established organisation over some 3rd party so called internet security suit bullshit like Kaspersky, Avast, Eset or Bit Defender garbage etc.

I've tried looking for an answer, but i can't find one, so hopefully someone here knows what is happening? and yes, you shouldn't use two internet security software at the same time. I wouldn't advice you to use Norton or any free internet security software. And just for the record I have used both Norton and Kaspersky and this whole high resource utilization thing about Norton is an utter nonsense since I have hardly noticed any difference with the performance from start up to the running of multiple process smoothly.

However, one of the gripes that I have against Kaspersky is the first update normally takes a very long time to complete.

That is because Kaspersky don’t use a web installer that downloads only the latest files, nor regularly push out an updated installer that contains the latest virus definitions.

Their geo-located servers can definitely help to speed up the transfer for users at some parts of the world but unfortunately not for users located in Malaysia.

In our latest test with Kaspersky 2015 products, the first update downloaded a total of 48.97MB and the detailed update report shows an average of 37.25KBps download speed that’s taken 24 minutes to complete.

Here are the steps to create a Kaspersky update server mirror that will also work for Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Internet Security and Total Security 2015. For Windows, it would be the one with extension (the is for Linux and Free BSD). Download the configuration files containing the modified locale.ini, and updater.xml, and extract to the Kaspersky Update Utility 2.0 folder replacing the original files.3.

Then, configure Kaspersky to use the shared folder as the update source.

The painfully long update process will complete in just a minute or less. Click on the Files button and select the version depending on your operating system. Download the configuration files containing the modified locale.ini, and updater.xml, and extract to the Kaspersky Update Utility 2.0 folder replacing the original files. Run from the folder where you’ve extracted the Kaspersky Update Utility 2.0 and you should see Kaspersky Internet Security 15.0.[1.415, 2.361] on the list.

You can still run Kasperky’s security products on the Anniversary Update OS, but a series of security features will be unavailable, making your computer vulnerable to threads.

- Kaspersky has a configuration available in their API where updates will not run unless screen saver is activated.